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    Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam

    “So whatever you eat or drink or whatever you do, do everything for the Greater Glory of God” – 1 Corinthians 10:31

    We, the brothers of Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam, pledge from this day forth to glorify God through our actions and unified brotherhood. Guided by the power of the Holy Spirit, with the Blessed Mother as our model, we proclaim our dedication to growing in the Catholic faith.

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    Ahim Adonai

    "We, the brothers of Ahim Adonai Household, want to acknowledge by this convenant agreement, a statement of brotherhood life at Franciscan University of Steubenville. that we desire to be committed unto."

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    Apprentices of St. Joseph

    When I was a child, I used to talk as a child, think as a child,reason like a child. When I become a man, I put aside childish things." 1 Cor. 13:11

    "All spoke well of him and were amazed at the gracious words that came from his lips.'Isn't this Joseph's son'." Luke 4:22

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    Brotherhood of Saint Francis

    Truly we see in the love and concern our brother Francis bore for all creatures, a spirit worthy of imitation. Francis loved each creature as an emanation of his God. Mankind held an especially dear place in Francis' heart, for they are, as Scripture tells us, created in the very image of God (Genesis 1:26). It is in this way that we must come to see our King, by learning to worship through love of brothers. To this end we endeavor to live the virtues of POVERTY, HUMILITY, JOY, CHARITY, and CHIVALRY in our daily walk together

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    Brothers of the Eternal Song

    We the Brothers of the Eternal Song, wish to state our intent of commitment together. We hereby commit ourselves to these three commands that our Lord has asked of us.

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    Conquer Through Love

    As members of Conquer Through Love we have a conviction to build loving relationships with all people, that our desire to spread God's love may draw others to a deeper unity in Christ.

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    Corpus Christi

    “The body, and it alone, is capable of making visible what is invisible: the spiritual and the divine. It was created to transfer into the visible reality of the world the mystery hidden since time immemorial in God, and thus be a sign of it.” —Saint John Paul the Great, Man and Woman He Created Them: A Theology of the Body

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    Disciples of the Word

    We who are Disciples of the WORD strive to live our daily lives growing in faith, love, and knowledge of the Word of God through constant struggle against mediocrity and through diligent meditation. We profess that indeed, “...the WORD of God is living and effective, sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating even between soul and spirit, joints and marrow, and able to discern reflections and thoughts of the heart.” ~ Hebrews 4:12

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    Electi Mariae

    We, the brothers of Electi Mariae Household, hereby choose to live under the conditions of the following agreement in order to grow closer to Christ and to live more fully the teachings of his Church. By doing this, we hope to be better able to one day serve the Mystical Body of Christ as priests or religious brothers inspired by the call of our Blessed Mother Mary to do whatever her Son tells us to do (John 2:5).

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    Fishers of Men

    We are the Fishers of Men, sons of Mary, proclaiming the good news of Jesus Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit, for the glory of God the Father.

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    Guardians of the Divine Will

    In the fullness of time, God wills to reveal Himself to humanity so that man may enter into an intimate relationship with Him. God’s revelation culminates in the life, death, and resurrection of his only Son, Jesus Christ. Christ tells us, “this is the will of my Father, that every one who sees the Son and believes in him should have eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day” (John 6:40). By humbling himself to become man, dying on the cross, and rising on the third day, Christ reveals the merciful love of the Father who “wills everyone to be saved and come to knowledge of the truth” (1Tim. 2:4).

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    Hearts of Fire

    Hearts of Fire is a brotherhood of men bound together in the glow of the superabundant Love of the sacred Heart of our Lord Jesus Christ. We draw strength and love for one another from that Love that comes forth from the Heart of our Savior who saw fit to pour out His blood upon the cross. We desire to lead lives befitting the rescued children that wear, in obedience to our Lord and Holy Mother Church. That desire finds its concrete expression in the prayer-centered atmosphere of our common life and our love for another, a love that by its nature reaches beyond appointed times of prayer and allows us all to grow in holiness because we are brothers.

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    In His Image

    We, the brothers of In His Image household, desire to be more fully formed in the image and likeness of God. Recognizing our call, as individuals and as a body, to live out this goal, we commit ourselves to Christ and to one another in the Holy Spirit to be men truly formed In His Image. Being filled with a holy zeal, we seek to grow in Christian maturity through a common life of worship, study, service, and recreation. From this desire flows the spirit and structure of In His Image.

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    Knights of the Holy Queen

    What we are to strive for as Knights of the Holy Queen is not only the greater glory of God, but the greatest glory we can possibly give him. “Whence follows the first and most essential condition, that you offer yourself totally to the Immaculata.” In doing so we are to give her our bodies and souls as her possessions, along with all our daily prayers and chores to offer as gifts to her Son

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    Koinonia is a household of men who are discerning a call from God to serve him as ministerial priests or consecrated brothers in his Church. Because of their love for Jesus Christ and their belief that they are called, they agree to live together in brotherhood and engage in a program of spiritual formation to better discern their vocation.

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    Lion of Judah

    We in the Lion of Judah desire to become disciples of the Lion of Judah.

    The purpose of household is to be a place of formation for the men who are in Lion of Judah. We want to be a household of men that are whole; both in body and soul. Lion of Judah should be a household that others look to as a model of strength, leadership, and balance.

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    Living Stones

    Recognizing that we are, in virtue of our baptism and confirmation, already members of the royal priesthood of Christ (1 Pet.2:9), we are making a covenant within this household to enter into serious spiritual formation and discernment. We embrace this agreement as an important step toward our participation in the ministerial priesthood of Jesus Christ or life as a consecrated brother in the Roman Catholic Church.

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    Martyres Regis

    Martyres Regis, or Martyrs of the King, is a household founded upon the desire to be prepared for a physical, “red martyrdom,” if that day should come, while more regularly participating in a daily, “white martyrdom,” of dying to oneself and one’s passions. Specifically, the household does not seek out bodily death, but rather courage in the face of death, spiritual and physical, with the knowledge that our King died and rose to conquer death. Upon the foundation of Martyrdom, the Martyrs build three charismatic pillars of discipline, sincerity, and servitude. The household calls upon the aid of Mary, Queen of Martyrs, as well as that of Saints Sebastian and Thomas More, and Blessed Oscar Romero.

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    Pater Noster

    We as brothers of Pater Noster household at Franciscan University of Steubenville recognize that all men are called to live out the virtues of fatherhood. The longing for God is present in every human heart. As Christian men, we seek to emulate God the Father. Out of this, it is natural that all men are called to lead others to mystery of the Trinity through Jesus Christ, the Son of God.

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    Prince of Peace

    “The Spirit God has given us is no cowardly spirit, but rather one that makes us strong, loving, and wise.” 2 Timothy 1:7

    We, as Prince of Peace Household, acknowledge that it is the Holy Spirit, which sparks within us the desire to love God with all our heart, mind, and strength. Since we bear the very name of Christ, we must strive to be like him in every way. Like Christ, we desire to live and be peace.

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    Prodigal Sons' Return

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    Seraphic Valor

    Through the creation of the universe, God revealed to us how to live during the week. He reveals the sacredness of the week through its order and goodness. He invites us into the Paschal Mystery of the week through our desire to serve and worship Him. This desire is fulfilled when we accept the Sabbath as a gift from God, and with the Seraphim, worship Him in holy leisure. We call upon the angels, who are more fully aware of the sacredness and goodness of God’s creation, for guidance as we live the Paschal mystery of the week.

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    Servants of the Savior

    We brothers who are members of the household “Servants of the Savior” will no longer be silent to the mediocrity around us. We have recognized our call to Holiness and have chosen to reject the complacency we see in ourselves, the campus, and the world. Realizing that we can do anything in him that empowers us we will cling to Our Heavenly Father in an intense prayer life searching for the Heart of Christ with no concern for our personal comfort. We are a household formed to answer the call for a New Evangelization and we will bring it to anyone we encounter.

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    Soldiers Under Command

    For the struggle is not with flesh and blood but with the principalities, with the powers, with the world rulers of this present darkness, with the evil spirits in the heavens. Ephesians 6:12

    This statement summarizes our struggle up earth. a struggle with most important of spoils:the souls of mankind. We realize that our ultimate fate hinges upon this battle. Therefore, we have up the call.

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    Tantum Ergo Sacramentum

    Foremost we, the brothers of Tantum Ergo Sacramentum, recognize that Almighty God, out of His superabundant love for us, became Incarnate in the person of Jesus Christ. He is our Sacrificial Lamb of Salvation, who desiring to remain with His Church until the end of time, gave His Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity to His Church in the Sacrament of the Most Holy Eucharist. While with His disciples, our Lord said to them, “I am the living bread which came down from heaven; if any one eats of this bread, he will live forever; and the bread which I shall give is my flesh for the life of the world” (John 6:51).

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